Smaller size computer keyboards in the offing?

  TOPCAT® 18:25 01 Mar 05
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Thereby, hopefully, the thread title will allow the following to escape the deep scrutiny of the FE. :o)) TC.

The European Union commissioners have announced that an agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European
communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a
five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short).

In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c". Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy.

Also, the hard "c" will be replased with "k". Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced by "f". This will make words like
"fotograf" 20 persent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent "e"s in the languag is
disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" by "z" and "w" by " v".

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou", and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer
kombinations of leters.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in
ze forst place!

  Pidder 18:29 01 Mar 05

Bravo, well said. Worthy of Punch... if it still existed...

  Mr Mistoffelees 18:39 01 Mar 05

who are younger than that joke.

  Forum Editor 00:02 02 Mar 05

this story has done the rounds many times TC. To my certain knowledge it has been circulating for at least six years - maybe longer.

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